Re: OA election procedures
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Fri, 19 Nov 1993 11:56:00 EDT
On Fri, 19 Nov 1993 11:43:34 -0500, Gregory Marr <gregm@WPI.EDU> writes:
> > Adults are nominated within their Troop (or District or Council Committee)
> > by their ADULT peers, and must meet the same requirememnts (except 1st Class
> > rank) as the youth. The adults are NOT nominated by the youth. There is also
> > no "election" of the adult. The only place the youth have a say is in the
> > "approval" process for the adults at the Lodge level. The adult OA apps are
> > reviewed by the Lodge Chief (a youth), the Lodge Advisor(s) (adults), and
> > the Lodge Membership Chair (youth).
> > If all goes well at this point, the Scout Exec (or his representative) must
> > then approve the adult app based on the Lodge Chiefs recommendation.
> I was chairman for elections in my district for several years, and on
> the Lodge Exec board. I don't remember seeing anything about needing
> this kind of certification for adults. The only thing I ever saw
> regarding adults was that the troop committee can nominate one person
> prior to the election for the troop, (the name is presented to the
> election team at the time of the troop election. There must be a troop
> election to nominate an adult.) and this person must have the 15 days
> and nights of camping. As part of the exec board, the only adults
> that we had to approve were a couple people who didn't meet the
> camping requirements for various reasons. We were asked to waive the
> camping requirement for them. I don't remember the reasons, but we
> approved I think 2 of the 3.
Gregory, what you are describing is the old procedure. It was replaced
two or three years ago by the procedure which Steve described. The
change was part of the re-emphasis on making the OA a youth
organization. Adults are supposed to be approved for membership now
only if they can offer something to the OA, not as a reward for things
they may have done in the past.
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